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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
of those who remain are turning to technology to try to boost their competitiveness. nhk world shows us what they're doing. >> a professor of agriculture. he may not look like he is raising livestock, but he is. with his smart phone. he activates a speaker on a cattle farm, 130 kilometers away. the animals gather for lunch. with another tap on his phone, he releases their feed. . he developed a system with the help of a communications company. his team is experimenting with ways to monitor the health of his livestock from a remote location. they touch senators to the animals that measure body temperatures and heart rates. >> we're hoping to make the livestock industry more labor efficient. it would be great to revitalize the industry together with young people. >> there are no cows to keep an eye on on this farm. they're using a cloud computing system. >> a junior farm employee snaps pictures with the company smart phone. >> translator: i don't know much about insects or plant diseases yet, so if i see anything, i upload pictures to the network. a senior farmer at the company headquarte
Mar 25, 2013 6:00am PDT
further cooperation in developing military technology such as surface-to-air missile and aerial tankers. chinese defense ministry representatives say their military relationship with russia is not directed at any third country. but the weapons deal comes as china remains locked in a dispute with neighboring nations over territory in the east china sea and the south china sea. chinese leaders are expanding their military budget. the country's defense spending has surged nearly fourfold in the past decade. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's ride, power, and problems. an income gap divides it's people, pollution threatens their health, and trained relations with their neighbors. find out about the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> police in south korea say a cyber attack is being investigated. malware affected tv stations and banks say it disabled more than 32,000 computers. members of a task force have detected ip addresses to the u.s. and three european countries. they have not disclosed the names, but they have asked for cooperation to track down the original sourc
Mar 17, 2013 5:30pm PDT
as employment. >>> elderly japanese suffering from dementia could soon be using the latest technology to help them lead more fulfilling lives. the research institute of the national rehabilitation center for persons with disabilities organized an event to display their newest equipment. about 100 people attended, including family members and helpers who look after people with dementia. a pill case reminds users to take their medicine and even prevents accidental overdoses. the case is fitted with an alarm and dispenses the correct amount of medicine. researchers said 19 elderly people who forgot to take pills more than once a week tried using the case. after three months, 14 of them found it helpful. other equipment included a transmitter attached to purses or keys. when a remote control button is pushed the equipment emits a sound to help the user locate the eye tim. an electronic calendar also uses sound to remind people of their daily schedules. more than 3 million elderly people suffer from dementia. and the figure is expected to rise in the future. a see orresearch center official said t
Mar 22, 2013 2:30pm PDT
with the technologies, but rapid economic growth in emerging economies is also increasing demand. the use of water resources is projected to rise by 50% in developing countries and by 18% in the industrialized parts of the globe. water pollution is not helping the situation, either. nor is climate change -- certain regions are literally trying out. many countries are introducing desalination systems and drip irrigation, but these solutions are of little use to the world's poor, for home water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing problem. >> the united nations says access to clean drinking water is a human right. but that right is not insured everywhere, especially in countries where water is a scarce resource. >> you would think that countries such as germany with abundant amounts of water would have no problems, but they do when accessibility becomes a business. >> the berlin water table citizens group is rehearsing a song they have adapted to protest against private water companies. they have come up with a reworked version of the popular 1920's tune "veronica spring has come." in a thi
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